The Inisa Town Central Mosque in Odo-Otin Local Government Council Area, of Osun State has been shut down by the State government.
The inability to install a new Chief Imam informed the decision by the State government.
The order was made known through a Public Service Announcement signed by Prince Abdullah Adeyanju Binuyo, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor and made available in Osogbo. The directive also included an order that any congregation at the Mosque for Eid prayers has also been banned.
According to the announcement, “Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, as part of efforts to ensure security of lives and properties in that axis of the State, directed that the Central Mosque be shut indefinitely to forestall further religious or communal crisis.
“Already the Mosque has recorded the death of two Imams in quick succession.
“This directive will be in place until a reconciliatory process towards amicable resolution is concluded”, it concluded.
The State government also advised members of the public to be guided by this directive as security operatives have been deployed to the town to enforce the closure and ban on Eid prayers.